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Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic
Bible History Daily (BAR website) ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/28/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

After a controversial six-year-long translation project, a Jordanian think tank based in Amman published an Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud. After gaining enthusiastic responses to the project from the Arab League, 96 scholars began work on the translation. The editors are happy with the project, stating that the lack of an Arabic Talmud "has always been an obstacle to understanding Judaism." Despite some polarized and politicized responses, most have adopted a positive impression of the massive scholarly work. Dr. Raquel Ukeles of the Israeli National Library states that the project stemmed from scientific curiosity, and the introduction discusses the Talmud in light of religious law along with the development of ancient politics and morality. Three years ago, Professor Mustafa Mansour of Cairo University translated the Mishnah into Arabic, reflecting an increasing interest in Jewish texts.

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Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic

1 posted on 05/28/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SJackson; Nachum; Eleutheria5

Possibly of interest.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes they were interested. I bet that all references to the Jews being in Jerusalem have been removed from the translation. Yes they found a way to remove the jews from the Holyland.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 9:58:02 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 10:06:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

In this translation, which son get’s Abraham’s blessing? Ishmael or Isaac.


5 posted on 05/28/2012 10:10:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv

I doubt if it will become a best seller, unlike the Arabic Translation of “Mein Kampf”.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SunkenCiv

Just FYI:

The Babylonian Talmud is 20 to 40 or more substantial printed volumes, filled with abbreviations, acronyms and obscure references. Most of the time, the text itself offers no clue as to what is accepted or authoritative and what is just a record of a disagreement. Any translation must necessarily be an interpretation, more so than almost any other text.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SunkenCiv

Next thing you know they’ll produce a translation of the Yerushalami Talmud.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

:’) They’ll have to name it differently. Come to think of it, they’ll never want to do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Talmud


9 posted on 05/28/2012 11:47:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jjotto

Thanks jjotto.


10 posted on 05/28/2012 11:58:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: left that other site

Related: Arabic Translation of Talmud Permeated with Anti-Semitism
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156163#.T8PTN7AtjrQ


11 posted on 05/28/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

WHY am I NOT surprised?


12 posted on 05/28/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

Because of the inherent Jooo!-hatred of Islam, and the fact that the “scholars” were hired by a Jordanian Islamic think tank, so they had better match their knowledge of Aramaic with what the tankers want to hear, those Christian dhimmes. If they were interested in an honest translation, there are plenty of distinguished Eastern Jewish scholars who spoke only Arabic in the home while growing up. They could have commissioned them to translate, and then double-checked it with the Aramaic-speaking Christians to make sure of no Taqiya, but that would require relying on dhimmes not under their control.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 12:47:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Muslims would NEVER use Jewish Scholars to translate a Jewish Book! What would Jewish Scholars KNOW about the Talmud??????

WHAT were you thinking? (LOL!)/sarc


14 posted on 05/28/2012 12:54:38 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

To this day, Muslims rely on the translation of the Gaon (luminary) Saadiya of the Five Books of Moses into Arabic. But of course, according to contemporary Islamists, Moses was a Muslim, so so was Saadiya, I suppose.


15 posted on 05/28/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Funny how when one translates “Isaac” into Arabic, it becomes “Ishmael”.

Weird, huh?


16 posted on 05/28/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: DManA

I think you have Talmud confused with Torah.

Talmud is a collection of letters, opining on Torah.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 2:02:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: left that other site

Also weird how Miriam, after watching her baby brother in a small boat, singing at the Red Sea, catching and recovering from leprosy and dying in the wilderness, then went on to give birth to Jesus, as Mad Mo tells it. An awful long time to remain a virgin;-)


18 posted on 05/28/2012 2:14:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: left that other site

But Saadiya’s translation fails to translate it properly into Arabic. He keeps it Isaac, so I guess he wasn’t a Muslim after all. Ergo, they are relying on a Jooo! to translate a Jooo! book. Sacrelige. Time to find some more “scholars” and order them to translate it right.


19 posted on 05/28/2012 2:17:57 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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20 posted on 05/28/2012 4:41:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5

Eek! That’s really BIZARRE!


21 posted on 05/28/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Eleutheria5

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22 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by left that other site
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23 posted on 05/28/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: editor-surveyor

Indeed I did. Thank you.

I have trouble with T words. Oher han that I’m completely normal.


24 posted on 05/28/2012 7:20:37 PM PDT by DManA
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